Six talented public speakers from Year 13 participated in the annual regional heat of the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition held in Portadown, November 21st.

Lily McClatchey was awarded second place, as she had been last year, perpetuating Portadown College’s excellent record in this event (1st in 2011 and 2012, 2nd and 3rd 2013, 1st 2014, 2nd 2015, 2nd2016 and 2nd and 3rd 2017). She spoke passionately on whether society determines normality.

The other competitors, Jessica Calvert, Anna and Lois Campbell, Sarah Herron and Lucy Vallelly also participated with confidence and charisma on a range of topical issues.